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Staying in “Grid Mode” by Margaret Ann Lembo


Staying in “Grid Mode” by Margaret Ann Lembo

“A crystal grid allows you to extend a positive intention out to the world for the purpose of contributing to universal peace and harmony. Such grids can be permanently established within a physical space or constructed as part of a solo or group meditation wherein the participants focus their intention on benefitting the world around them. When undertaken with strong positive intention, the results of such grids can be transformative.

The most important factor in establishing a grid is the intention of the grid itself and maintaining a focus on that intention. You know how easy it for our minds to wander off to the grocery store list, what someone said that hurt our feelings or any variety of random thoughts and feelings. When you are intentionally working with a grid, you will want to rid yourself of those extraneous thoughts and stay focused on the matter at hand. I recommend that you choose a crystal for that purpose, a stone you designate as the “I-will-stay-focused” stone. I’ve personally used laser quartz crystals, a kyanite blade, a natural formed black tourmaline, and selenite rods or wands. Regardless of which gem you pick for this purpose, establish a key phrase to keep your mind on the intention of the grid. I use the phrase, “Love, light, and well-being for the highest good of all concerned” or some variation on that.”

Create Your Grid with Intention

There is no wrong way to create a grid. Whether you are creating a grid to step into and lie down in or creating a small one for your alter, the use of geometry to link up one crystal to another is the way to go. Geometrics is simply a series of geometric shapes—lines, circles, squares, rectangles, and triangles—to form a design or a pattern.

Use a line to amplify and direct an intention between two crystals. Square formations are beneficial for grounding and stabilizing the reason for the grid. Rectangles are a simple variation on the square when you want to elongate or lengthen the time and space for the effectiveness of the intention within the grid. And, my personal favorite, triangle grids establish an alignment between heaven and earth. Use the triangle formation to request amplify assistance from angels and guides.”

Excerpted from Crystals Beyond Beginners: Awaken Your Consciousness with Precious Gifts from the Earth


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Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; Archangels & Gemstone Guardians Cards, and many more. Her latest book is Crystals Beyond Beginners: Awaken Your Consciousness with Precious Gifts from the Earth. Margaret Ann is an evolutionary aromatherapist and the owner of The Crystal Garden — the conscious living store of the Palm Beaches established 1988.

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Matching Up Crystals with Intentions and Positive Thoughts by Margaret Ann Lembo

Crystal Intentions Oracle: Guidance and Affirmations

Crystals and gemstones are tools for focusing your thoughts on your intentions and goals. Use crystals alongside two other key tools: visualization and imagination. Intentions and positive thoughts are the products of both. Energetically match up your intentions and thoughts with crystal and gemstone allies to help you focus on major life concerns and bring into your life what you desire. Crystal intentions amplify the beneficial effects of the law of attraction.

There are six main areas that are most important to most people. These are:
• Friendship, Love, Relationships, and Romance
• Health and Well-Being• Money, Creativity, and Motivation
• Safety and Protection
• Happiness and Self-Confidence
• Intuition and Communication

For each of these areas of life, there are a number of crystals to choose from to assist you with your intentions. There are just a couple listed here. Use your intuition when choosing your crystals. When you’ve established your intention, incorporate the crystal into your life in one of the following ways:
• Wear the stone in a piece of jewelry
• Bring your rocks to bed and the bedroom
• Create an altar or grid of gemstones
• Place gemstones around your home and office.



blankFriendship, Love, Relationships, and Romance
Relationships are at home in the heart chakra. Pastel blue stones maintain peace and serenity and promote good communication. Yellow gems enable you to maintain self-confidence. Pink stones impart comfort and loving kindness to the relationship.

  1. Amazonite: to help you to know your own truth and express your truth with ease. Affirmation: I live my truth and honestly communicate what is on my mind.
  2. Blue calcite: to help you find your voice in a relationship and the right way to express feelings. Affirmation: I speak with love and kindness.
  3. Citrine: to bring joy, laughter, and self-confidence. Affirmation: It is safe for me to be powerful!
  4. Emerald: to maintain an open heart. Affirmation: I attract kind and courteous people.
  5. Pink calcite: to bring gentleness, kindness, and a strong friendship into your romantic relationship. Affirmation: I am blessed with nurturing vibrations wherever I go!
  6. Rose quartz: for kindness, compassion, thoughtfulness. Affirmation: I am compassionate and kind

Health and Well-Being
The phrase health and well-being represents physical wellness as well as mental and emotional alignment. Inner peace and calm are the keys to a healthy, balanced life.

  1. Covellite: to keep emotions balanced. Affirmation: I am blessed with good health, peace, and calm.
  2. Epidote: to assure you that all of your basic needs are met, with an plenty to share with others. Affirmation: My thoughts and actions create beneficial results.

Money, Creativity, and Motivation
Money is often at the forefront of someone’s consciousness. Almost everything that is involved in living on this planet requires money. It takes great courage to be wealthy.

  1. Pyrite: to help strengthen courage and self-confidence. Affirmation: I take positive action to manifest my goals.
  2. Red tiger’s eye: to help you to stay focused on the goal and deflect negative distractions. Affirmation: It is easy for me blankto take action.

Safety and Protection
Safety can be represented in many ways, but more than anything, safety is a feeling. Focus on the feeling of security, of knowing that you’re protected.

  1. Amethyst: for transformation and transmutation of challenging situations. Affirmation: I am divinely protected. I am safe and secure.
  2. Gold tiger’s eye: to help increase your courage and repel jealousy. Affirmation: I am safe. I create my world.

Happiness and Self-Confidence
Clarity of intention, determination, and action are the ingredients you need to design a happy life. You design your reality. Let your imagination be your ally to create a life of confidence and happiness.

  1. Golden calcite: to have the courage to set boundaries. Affirmation: It is easy for me to establish healthy boundaries with others.
  2. Sapphire: to increase inner strength and wisdom. Affirmation: I have great poise and grace. I am wise.

Intuition and Communication
Intuition and communication go hand in hand. Communication includes body language, facial expressions, and energy. Telepathy is a form of mental energy sends a lot of information and feelings telepathically.

  1. Apophyllite: to increase spiritual realizations. Affirmation: I meditate regularly. I am insightful.
  2. Celestite: for angelic or heavenly communication. Affirmation: I notice and understand the messages from the angels.


Now you have some great ideas and tools to help you create vibrationally matching thoughtforms with the crystals you chose with a specific intention. Instill your thought and hold the vision for your personal creation of reality.

Excerpts from Crystals Beyond Beginners: Awaken Your Consciousness with Precious Gifts from the Earth

Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; Archangels & Gemstone Guardians Cards; the Crystal Intentions Oracle; and Crystals Beyond Beginners — to name a few. Margaret Ann is an evolutionary aromatherapist and the founder of The Crystal Garden.

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Mindful Manifestation with Crystals and Gemstones by Margaret Ann Lembo


Are you ready to improve your ability to create your world as you want it to be? Ask yourself, “Am I fulfilled and happy?” If the answer isn’t a resounding, “YES!” then it’s time to awaken. Mindfulness is key to improve your spiritual and personal life. As you strive for personal growth, become self-aware. Start the self-awareness journey by becoming conscious of all the thoughts going through your mind.

What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is being aware of your thoughts and consciously choosing which thoughts you allow into your mind. You create your reality with every thought, word, and action including outside influence. Outside influences include your choices of entertainment, reading, and music as well as conversations that you participate in. Your mind and intention design your days and your life.

Crystals and gemstones have been used for millennia to help with meditation and mindful manifestation. Crystals are tools that provide you with the ability to maintain mindfulness with focused intention. Crystals and gemstones are transformative tools that are found all throughout the world. They can help you in your spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical personal development. Based on metaphysical principles, they can assist you in staying focused on your intentions to create and maintain positive change in your life. With the right vibrational matching gemstone nearby you have some help to remember to focus on what you DO want, instead what you don’t want in your life’s experiences.

Everything is energy, and all energy has a vibration. Crystals also have energy and vibration, and their vibration is based on the stone’s color and the manner in which the stone formed in the earth. Each and every stone has a spiritual component to help you further develop your spiritual connection. Likewise, each stone has a mental use that aids in maintaining mental focus and clarity, an emotional use that can help you deal with feelings and unblock underlying challenges, and physical uses that range from supporting the healing of your physical body to helping you fulfill your physical needs such as money and career.

To choose the crystal that best fits your positive thoughts and intentions for the purpose of amplifying your intention, simply look at your collection of crystals (and gemstone jewelry if you have some) as you stay focused on your goal. Get clear on your intention. Which stone or color does your eye naturally gravitate toward? Pick that gemstone and formalize your intention.


As an example, if your intention is to have more financial security, then try using a pyrite cube with a matching affirmation. Use pyrite to help strengthen courage and self-confidence. Such strength is needed to allow yourself to manifest money in your life through your creative efforts. Pyrite often forms in cubes and therefore has a geometrical connection to creating a strong foundation for anything you do.

Repeat this statement often and visualize the outcome.

There are plenty of people with plenty of money who want the goods and/or services that I offer. I’m self-motivated and strong. I am determined to follow through on the next best thing. I am productive. My confidence is rock solid. I focus on my intentions and take positive action to manifest my goals.

Do you believe that you build your reality? Start by recognizing that you do design your reality! Increase your ability through creativity and action for success in all endeavors, including financial success, fertility, creativity, family blessings, happy home, healthy body, and much more. Visualize your dreams as if they have already been realized. Create a strong foundation. Be determined and confident enough to make the necessary steps to build the life of your dreams. Pyrite is a stone of financial abundance. Use this stone with intention when you are trying to improve your financial status. Draw on its gold energy while you take action to increase your monetary wealth.


Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; Archangels & Gemstone Guardians Cards, and many more. Her latest book is Crystals Beyond Beginners: Awaken Your Consciousness with Precious Gifts of the Earth. Margaret Ann is an evolutionary aromatherapist and the owner of The Crystal Garden — the conscious living store of the Palm Beaches established 1988.